As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Our true nationality is mankind.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.